The fishing vessel Hendrik Jan became disabled near the harbour at Scheveningen, Netherlands. The Hendrik Jan had lost steering and the crew requested assistance from the KNRM. The KNRM lifeboat was dispatched and took the Hendrik Jan under tow back to Scheveningen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
A remote controlled mini submarine went adrift in the swallow waters off Den Helder, Netherlands. The submarine was being towed by a naval tug when the towline broke allowing it go adrift. The submarine drifted into waters too shallow for the tug to proceed. The tug contacted the KNRM who dispatched a lifeboat from Helder to the scene. The lifeboat crew were able to locate the submarine and attach a towing cable then proceeded to tow it into deeper water. The sub was then transferred back to the navy tug. No reported injuries, damage or pollution being released.